Date registered: Nov 2005
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Much of the Queen's role as head of State (and by default head of The Church of England) is symbolic and as such she tends to make fairly vague references to those parts of her duties. I don't watch the Christmas speeches habitually, but I can't remember one in which there was an emphasis on Christianity. She tends to refer mostly to themes such as fellowship and goodwill within the Commonwealth and the world at large in her seasonal message. I think I can say with confidence that fundamentalism is not on her agenda.
The programme related to the link I posted showed that where British support and funding for certain fringe groups, such as those who oppose homosexuals, Muslims and abortion is difficult to generate, money and personal support comes flooding in from the USA.
This just reminds me how in the 70s and 80s most of the terrorist IRA funding was raised in the USA and hundreds of innocent and disinterested people were killed or injured as a result.
"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful"